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State Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Board

The State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board is staffed by the Division of Corporation and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of seven members: three licensed physical therapists or two physical therapists and a physical therapist assistant; three licensed occupational therapists or two occupational therapist and one occupational therapy assistant; and one public member with no direct financial interest in the health care industry. Board members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of physical therapy and occupational therapy in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The Board meets a minimum of two times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to the Board Business website once prepared.

Public Notice:

Notice of Proposed Regulations

The State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board proposes to amend various regulations to update terminology in accordance with recent statute changes dealing with application requirements for foreign-educated physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and occupational therapy assistants.

Written comments deadline: 4:30 p.m. on November 15, 2023

Attention Alaska Therapists:

The Alaska Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board will be hosting a public town hall meeting on Friday, November 17 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. This is an opportunity for the profession and stakeholders to meet with the board, share concerns and ask questions related to the topic of occupational therapy dry needling in the State of Alaska.

This meeting takes place on day two of the November board meeting. Attend in-person or online.

  • Join in-person on Friday, November 17 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the Robert Atwood Building 550 W. 7th Ave, Suite 106, Anchorage, AK 99501.
  • Join Zoom Meeting Day 2, November 17 (Town Hall = 9:00 am – 11:00 am).
  • For more information on attending the regular board meeting, see the Board Business webpage.

We look forward to seeing you.

Chair, Alaska Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board

Hard Copy License Certificates Discontinued

The division has expanded our online services to allow licensees to download their own license certificates on demand. As a result, the division no longer mails hardcopy license certificates. The certificates will be located under the “initial application” and “renewal” events in the MY LICENSE account.

If you need guidance on how to set up or access your MY LICENSE account, you can access the MY LICENSE instructions here.

It is Time to Renew Your License!

Click Here to Renew Online

Valid License Numbers Contain Either:

6 numbers
4 letters + at least 1 number

If you have an alpha-numeric license number, you must enter all of the characters in order to renew online. EXAMPLE: ABCD1234

MY LICENSE Online Renewal

Please use our convenient MY LICENSE online renewal application. In most cases your license will be renewed immediately. Due to a heavy volume of renewal activities, processing time for renewal applications received by mail may take up to 4-6 weeks.

If you have not registered, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the MY LICENSE customer home page at: ProfessionalLicense.Alaska.Gov/MYLICENSE
  2. If you have an existing myAlaska account, enter your account information. If not, please create an account. You will be redirected to the MY LICENSE customer home page.
  3. Under Access an Existing License, enter your license number and Web Authorization Code, if one has been provided. This information is on your renewal notice.
  4. To renew your license, simply select the license you wish to renew from the Professional Licensing section.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

State Organizations

State organizations provide information on Board approved continuing education courses.

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of occupational therapy and physical therapy in other states.

Contact Information

Licensing Examiner: Sheri Ryan
Phone: (907) 465-2550
Email: PhysicalandOccupationalTherapy@Alaska.Gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806